District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Councilman Clayton H. Perry
June 12, 2020
Howdy Neighbors,

The tragic death of George Floyd has prompted new discussions about the San Antonio Police Department and the amount of funding it receives annually. I support the San Antonio Police Department and would not be in favor of defunding the department or decreasing the amount of officers we have. City Council has worked too hard over the last several years to fill vacancies on our police force, which has historically been understaffed. There are absolutely areas where SAPD can improve and I’m eager to start those discussions. It is our responsibility as a Council to hold all City departments and ourselves accountable to you, as our bosses. I respect when our neighbors speak out, and I am genuinely looking forward to discussing the upcoming budget with y’all and encourage each of you to participate in the process.

We have put together an approximately six minute survey to gather your input regarding the FY 2021 Budget . Please continue to share this survey with your neighbors so we can get an idea of what District 10's budget priorities are. The first budget briefing took place on May 28. The FY 2020 Mid-Year Budget Review can be found here and the proposed COVID-19 Community Recovery and Resiliency Plan can be found here . The remainder of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget schedule can be found here .

We have really missed seeing all of your faces over these last few months. While we are not meeting in person this month, we will be hosting a virtual District 10 Community Meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7:30 PM . We'll be joined by Justin Chamberlain from CPS Energy and Amin Tohmaz and Danny Liguez from Code Compliance. We will also be hosting a virtual FY 2021 Budget Town Hall with City Manager, Erik Walsh, on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30 PM . You may submit budget questions by texting SASpeakUp1 to 55000, calling 311, emailing saspeakup@sanantonio.gov, or by using #SASpeakUp on social media.

Both meetings will air on TVSA. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa . Please take note of the time change (from 7:00 to 7:30) for both of these meetings.

As you know, notices of property value appraisals have been going out. Please remember, you have the right to protest your appraisal valuation up to 30 days from the date you receive your notice from the Bexar Appraisal District. You can submit a notice to protest and apply for a homestead exemption through the BCAD Online Services Portal here .

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to address your needs and concerns throughout this time.

- Clayton
Upcoming Meetings
Virtual District 10 Community Meeting - June 15, 7:30 PM
Virtual District 10 Budget Town Hall - June 23, 7:30 PM
COVID-19 Updates
Metro Health continues to provide up-to-date information and resources for our residents on their website . The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:13 PM on TVSA . TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa or www.facebook.com/COSAGOV .

For information on Governor Abbott's Orders, click here.
Joint Primary Runoff Election - July 14
Please  check your registration status  to make sure you’re registered and your information is correct. If you can’t find your voter registration record and you believe you completed the voter registration process, please contact your  local election official  for assistance. In order to register by mail to vote in this election, your  registration form  must be postmarked by Monday, June 15. If you are unable to vote in person on Election Day, you may want to request an absentee ballot in order to vote by mail. You must have an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Please read through the excuses on your ballot request application to ensure you’re eligible. If you’re not eligible, you’ll need to vote at a polling place on Election Day.
You can download a ballot request application  here .

Early voting begins on Monday, June 29, and end on Thursday, July 2. For a list of early voting locations and hours, click here .
Public Safety Committee - Listening Sessions on Policing in SA
The San Antonio City Council Public Safety Committee will host three community listening sessions to gather feedback on policing in San Antonio. The Public Safety Committee is chaired by Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda. Councilmembers Jada Andrews-Sullivan, Rebecca Viagran, Ana Sandoval and myself also sit on the committee. The meetings will be livestreamed on TVSA AT&T channel 99, Grande channel 20, Spectrum channel 21, digital antenna 16.1, www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA or on the City’s Facebook page. Participants can also listen live by calling (210) 207-5555 and enter the password 1111.

Residents can provide comments through a form on the City’s website, visiting www.SASpeakUp.com , by texting SAPolice to 55000 or by submitting a voicemail to (210) 207-6991. Residents who would like to speak during the meeting via live call back should include their name and telephone number in their voicemail. Residents who would like to participate in the in-person meeting can sign up for public comment at this link in advance of each meeting.

Cooling Center Locations
With temperatures reaching 100+, the City of San Antonio has opened 10 senior centers city-wide to be utilized as cooling centers to protect our vulnerable residents. Included among these is the Northeast Senior Center in District 10. All locations will implement COVID-19 prevention measures.

Parks and Library locations are expected to open as cooling centers next Monday, June 15.